Cheney on Obama: “He has been an unmitigated disaster to the country”

Posted by on Apr 14, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Tell us how you really feel, Mr. Vice President.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney walked onstage without any assistance and spoke for an hour and 15 minutes without seeming to tire in his first public engagement since he underwent a heart transplant three weeks ago.

He sat in a plush chair throughout the long chat with daughter Liz Cheney but looked better, even, than during recent appearances where he has been gaunt and used a cane.

Cheney even threw in a couple of political plugs amid much reminiscing at the Wyoming Republican Party state convention in Cheyenne on Saturday.

He said presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is going to do a “whale of a job.” He said it’s never been more important than now to defeat a sitting president and the Republican Party should unite behind Romney.

“He has been an unmitigated disaster to the country,” Cheney said of President Barack Obama.

Ooh, the hate’s gonna flow after that one.

H/T Andy.

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26 Responses to “Cheney on Obama: “He has been an unmitigated disaster to the country””

  1. Bad Actor on 14/14/12 at 10:25 pm

    The truth hurts! Cheney telling it like it really is. So glad he is doing ok after the transplant.

  2. MnemonicMike on 14/14/12 at 10:31 pm

    One of the problems with successful heart surgery, bypasses, etc., is that the poor circulation you’ve been experiencing a long time is suddenly replaced with better-oxygenated tissues, so immediately you feel capable of doing physical effort that would have tired you before. I.e., too many people re-enter too-vigorous activity too soon because they feel so good compared to a few weeks ago. Hopefully he had a doctor’s OK to do that long of a speech.

  3. Ishkabibble on 14/14/12 at 10:51 pm

    Cheney? Isn’t he the one who said, “The read we get on the people of Iraq is there is no question but what they want to the get rid of Saddam Hussein and they will welcome as liberators the United States when we come to do that.” I didn’t think he knew what he was talking about then, and doubt that anything has changed.

    Maybe it will be a little safer to hunt with him now that there might be some oxygen going to his brain. Any volunteers?

  4. Tblakely on 14/14/12 at 11:03 pm

    Well when I watched the U.S. military take Bagdad I saw a lot of happy Iraqis. Of course the Sunnis weren’t too pleased for obvious reasons.

    So as usual, Cheney’s right and lefty detractors are wrong.

  5. Bohemond on 14/14/12 at 11:05 pm

    “and they will welcome as liberators the United States when we come to do that.””

    Which in fact happened, if you were paying attention to reality in 2003 and not the Code Pink spin. The ‘insurgency’ was never more than 5% of the population, reinforced by al-Qaeda and Iranian interlopers.

  6. Adescato on 15/15/12 at 12:52 am

    @Ishkabibble You have no idea what you are talking about. I’ve traveled the world and the Iraqi people love Bush. I’ve met them and talked to them face to face, and believe me I was surprised at the admiration they had for him. They wanted Bush to escalate the occupation after we removed Saddam Hussein from power and move into Iran. They blame Iran for all the terrorism and violence. Iran drove the anti-Bush message and you and the liberal media bought it hook, line, sinker, reel and pole. It’s Iran that wanted us out of Iraq, and I might add, the political class still loyal to the old government run by Hussein, not the Iraqi people.

  7. mac on 15/15/12 at 1:11 am

    I watched Cheney for eight years as Bush’s VP. He never hit a wrong note. The man has both serious brains and cast-iron balls. I liked Bush as a man but think Cheney was both tougher and a better politician. I suspect he would have seen when Rove was going off the rails and either made him shape up or get out.

    Romney will be a good President. Cheney would have been a great one.

  8. Ishkabibble on 15/15/12 at 1:13 am

    So, Adescato, you have some anecdotal evidence for us. I give it all the weight I usually give anecdotal evidence, not much at all.

  9. mark l. on 15/15/12 at 4:17 am

    for eight years, the left reflexively blamed bush/cheney for every scintilla of bad news.

    every ‘cramp’ of the economy was attributed to their policies.

    now, as the country twitches in economic rigor mortis, it seems more than fair for cheney to get a chance to weigh in.

    the recession ended in june 2009-
    us deficit by year:
    2010-1.293 trillion.
    2011-1.300 trillion.
    2012-1.327 trillion.

  10. MDC on 15/15/12 at 4:26 am

    Ishkabibble: Unless you were on the other side than me for five of the last nine years, you saw a very different view of Iraq than I did. Now, if your view is based on CNN coverage and the occasional craptastic Lancet “study” on civilian casualties, well, I’ll take my five years of anecdotes over your “data” any day…

    But I kind of doubt you are interested in hearing anything that goes against your “reality-based” view. Bush and Cheney were evil in your world-view, so they shall remain.

    Good luck with that.

  11. John C. Randolph on 15/15/12 at 4:45 am

    Well, when the man’s right, he’s right. Of course, he’s kind of glossing over the fact that Obama’s been a disaster because he’s continuing all of Bush’s policies, only more so.


  12. mark l. on 15/15/12 at 4:46 am

    if bush was polling poorly in Iraq, we’d hear about it.

    by the absence of the discussion/reporting by the msm, I find it far more likely that he is viewed positively in Iraq.

  13. cali on 15/15/12 at 6:20 am


    Lay off the kool aid you fool!

    Get used to it: your ‘wunderkind’ is not only an unmitigated disaster ever; but also such an arrogant, shallow, pathetic little weasel, unfit to even stand next to Dick Cheney.

  14. SDN on 15/15/12 at 8:22 am

    Ishkabibble, here’s your evidence, you liar.

    CBO numbers…. or are they only reliable when using the cooked numbers you lying scum fed them for Obamacare?

    Iskabhibble and all his kind are simply too dishonest to live around.

  15. creeper on 15/15/12 at 9:52 am

    “He has been an unmitigated disaster to the country,” Cheney said of President Barack Obama.

    Cheney ought to know. He worked for the previous record-holder.

  16. Blue Hen on 15/15/12 at 11:20 am

    He worked for the previous record-holder

    Congratulations creep. Your dear leader is the new champ. Bear that proudly. And your dear leader is so smart, he continued many of the evil Booooosh policies he campaigned against.

  17. mark l. on 15/15/12 at 12:46 pm

    “CBO numbers…. or are they only reliable when using the cooked numbers you lying scum fed them for Obamacare?”

    wasn’t he saying we should distrust anecdotal evidence?

    should have used the caveat:
    ‘unless the anecdote had been approved by the dnc.’

  18. Tblakely on 15/15/12 at 1:39 pm

    Funny how the economy started going belly up after the Democrats captured both the House and Senate in 2006. I’m sure that is just a coincidence.